(Lee Burchill, Major Capital Programme Manager, and Graham Killick, Project Manager were in attendance for this item)
(1) Mr Payne (Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport) introduced the report which asked the cabinet committee to consider and endorse or make recommendations on his proposed decision to enter into funding agreements, design, and enter construction contracts to develop the Gravesend Bus Hub.
(2) Mr Brazier said the proposed bus hub would contribute to the regeneration of the town and to the improvement of its infrastructure.
(3) RESOLVED to endorse the proposed decision by the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport to:
i. enter into the Local Growth Fund and Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) grant funding agreements subject to the approval of the Corporate Director of Finance;
ii. undertake the detailed design and surveys for the project, including development control and land charge disclosures. This work to be undertaken by appointing a consultant through the KCC professional services framework contract;
iii. progress all statutory approvals or consents required for the scheme, including transfer of land and rights;
iv. carry out any additional consultation required for the scheme;
v. enter into construction contracts, as necessary, for the delivery of the scheme subject to the approval of the Capital Officer Group to the recommended procurement strategy;
vi. approve any further decisions required to allow the scheme to proceed through to delivery to be taken by the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment and Transport under the Officer Scheme of Delegations following prior consultation with the cabinet member.